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Table Stakes: Business Attraction in the Midwest Post-FoxconnIn order for other Midwest states to be ready when opportunity comes knocking, they need to understand the lessons to be learned from the Foxconn deal.
2017 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fourth Year in a RowThe top-ranked states have committed to adding value as economic development leaders and problem-solvers, characteristics that are recognized by consultants to industry.
Tech Firms Find New Opportunity in Emerging Hotspots“Hidden gems” like Sacramento and Albany are winning more industry interest thanks to affordable, talent-rich ecosystems.
Foxconn: Breaking Down a $3 Billion Incentives PackageAs the “Wisconn Valley” special legislative session examines the structure, performance based metrics and magnitude of an incentives package tied to what would be the largest greenfield investment by a foreign company in U.S. history, it is paramount to understand the road to a $3 billion incentives package.
It’s Your Move: Critical Considerations When Relocating Corporate HeadquartersThe improving economy is making it more financially feasible for companies to relocate their corporate headquarters, but such a move calls for careful consideration of a variety of factors that will determine the ultimate success — or failure — of relocation.
Regional Report: Midwest Economy Buffeted by the Winds of ChangeThere have been ups and downs in the world of Midwest auto manufacturing, but the region has also shown growth in the technology, agribusiness, and logistics/distribution sectors.
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States That Have Garnered High-Impact Economic Development ProjectsThe states receiving this year’s Shovel Awards are being recognized for their large numbers of high-impact economic development projects, including $1 billion+ deals with thousands of new jobs. Six states — California, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nevada and Utah — are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2015.
Wisconsin Basic Business TaxesManufacturing and agriculture tax credit, Property tax exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment, Wisconsin dairy and livestock farm investment credit, Manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption, Invest in Wisconsin Business, WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation), DATCP (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection), DWD (Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development), Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Wisconsin Technical College System, University of Wisconsin System
Wisconsin Direct Financial IncentivesWisconsin's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: Industrial Diversification Helps Midwest Meet Today’s Economic ChallengesThe largely Midwest-based automotive is humming along to record sales and hauling hundreds of companies in the region along with it while technology companies have begun to warm up to the talent and work ethic that resides in America’s heartland.
Critical Site Selection Factor #7: Right-To-Work State Often the First Factor in the Location DecisionManufacturers often will not consider a state that’s non–right-to-work, but today that rules out about half the country.
2015 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognizing Excellence in State Job Creation and Economic Development EffortsArea Development’s annual awards recognize individual states for their overall economic development effectiveness. This year, we honor 21 states for their achievements in 2014 in garnering investment and job creation with Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Nevada awarded the Gold Shovel.
Assessing a Location’s WorkforceEvery labor market is unique. Evaluating a region’s labor suitability for a new or expanding operation should consider many factors beyond population size and unemployment rates. Understanding the interconnectivity of topics pertaining to competitive demand, pay practices, attrition, applicant flow/quality, geographic site positioning, union activity, benefit offerings, and training resources is important and will better inform a location commitment decision.
Regional Report: Advanced Industry Clusters Fueling Growth in the Midwest StatesEconomic growth in the Midwest was steady in 2014, thanks to solid performances by the agriculture and manufacturing sectors, especially transportation equipment. The economy also got a boost from the surging energy sector, led by oil-shale production in Ohio, which improved sales for supporting industries like sand, chemicals, and steel drill pipe made in Midwestern steel plants.
Germany-Based Fresenius Kabi Plans Regional Distribution Hub in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin